Sarah Silverman on whether hell exists and why she loves the Jesuits

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“You know, I don’t know about Jesuits except what I am learning,” Sarah Silverman tells us on this week’s episode of Jesuitical. “Every Jesuit I meet, I find that I adore and just love the bringing emotion and feelings and intellect together.”

Every week, during the interview portion of the podcast, we feature a guest, Catholic and sometimes non-Catholic, that offers an interesting perspective on faith, culture or the news. This week, we welcome Sarah, a comedian, actress and host of “I Love You America with Sarah Silverman.” We discuss why she loves Jesuit priests even as a non-believer, whether or not hell exists and why the world desperately needs Mr. Rogers.

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Before our conversation with Sarah (which starts at 12:15), we discuss and analyze this week’s top Catholic news:this year’s NCAA tournament champions, Villanova and Notre Dame; and Joan Roanhauer, the first woman to lead Jesuit Refugee Services.

We also discuss Pope Francis’ latest Easter message, in which he calls for an end to conflicts in the Holy Land and Syria. April 4 also marked 50 years since the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis. We talk about Dr. King’s legacy, his influence on people like Pope Francis and the whitewashing of his beliefs. We also discuss the killing of 22-year-old Stephon Clark in Sacramento.

Please tweet us @jesuiticalshow or send us an email jesuitical@americamedia.org and let us know your reactions to our conversation with Sarah. And please leave us a review on Apple podcasts and tell your friends about the show.

Links from the show:

I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman

Pope Francis in Easter message calls for end to conflicts in Syria and the Holy Land

How Pope Francis carries on Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of Christian nonviolence

First woman to head Jesuit agency takes on refugee crisis

Nuns in Poland show ‘fighting spirit’ in boxing video to raise funds for orphanage

Ogunbowale encore! Final Four hero lifts Notre Dame to title

What’s on tap?

Lent is over! Easter is here! So we celebrate with prosecco.

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